HostBill

HostBill, an automation, billing, client management and support platform for online businesses, has announced the release of its latest billing and automation software version for the web hosting industry, with a number of new modules and features included.

HostBill 2018 features a new fraud protection module, FraudLabsPro. It’s the fourth fraud protection module added to the HostBill software. The module would provide the choice of over 40 elements to inspect when analyzing the transaction parameters against the fraud, such as IP address, proxy, email addresses, billing and shipping address, credit card, device and more. The module would also use blacklists data and machine learning technology to improve the efficiency in detecting fraud attempts. The information provided by FraudLabsPro can be used to manually accept, decline or further review orders or set automatic block on fraudulent orders.

The company’s payment gateways integration portfolio has been expanded and now includes two new payment gateway integrations, Conify and CoinGate. Both payment gateways allow to accept bitcoin as well as other digital currency payments. Besides that, HostBill has added support for Stripe Source for GiroPay, Alipay and P24, and support for the new Gocardless authentication method.

In the new version, HostBill has also introduced integration with Slack, that will allow users to get notifications from the HostBill admin area directly in the chosen Slack channel – to help admins stay well-informed about what is going on in the system. As an admin, one can choose on which events to get alerts (new order, new ticket, new transaction etc.) to be able to react quickly on each new event.

In the 2018 edition, HostBill has extended its billing functionalities by adding a new billing feature: Post Paid Billing – allowing customers to pay for the service after they have used it. Post-paid customers will receive a monthly bill that reflects all the charges incurred for the previous month. Billing type and billing cycle can be set in product/service configuration and in account settings. The Post Paid billing method would especially be useful for the telecom industry.

In 2018 edition, HostBill extended its billing functionalities by adding new billing feature: Post Paid Billing, that allows the customer to pay for the service after they have used it. Post-paid customers receive a monthly bill that reflects all the charges incurred for the previous month. Billing type and billing cycle can be set in product/service configuration and in account settings. The Post Paid billing method can be especially useful for telco industry.

Four Software Editions

HostBill is available in 4 different editions: Enterprise, Cloud, Data Center and All-Inclusive, that differ from each other by types and number of integrations included. Each edition is white-label, host on your server solution. All editions have now been updated to include even more integrations.

  • Enterprise edition – This basic edition provides access to all core HostBill features: automated billing, hosting automation, domain management and automation, client management, help desk system, affiliate system, integration with over 85 payment gateways and over 60 domain registrars. HostBill Enterprise includes integrations with popular hosting control panels and a number of handy apps: Slack Notifications, Fraud Protection, Affiliate System, Client Geolocation, Time & Performance Tracker and more. The basic license comes with 10 support tickets included.
  • Cloud Edition – this version contains all HostBill features that were developed to cover all aspects of running a successful online business, and “necessary” for cloud hosting providers. This edition includes cloud hosting modules such as: OnApp Cloud, OnApp CDN, OnApp DNS, cPanel, CloudStack, Plesk, OpenStack, Proxmox and many more. 2018 edition has two new modules added: DigitalOcean and Power DNS and includes 15, instead of 10 support tickets.
  • HostBill Data Center Edition – this version was designed with the data center industry in mind. Apart from core HostBill features, this edition includes a range of modules created specifically for data center businesses to improve the efficiency in managing the infrastructure, such as: Inventory Manager, Colocation Manager, IP Manager and a number of other integrations. The Data Center Edition integration portfolio has been extended with eight new modules: Openstack, OnApp CDN, DigitalOcean, Ahsay Backup, DCI Manager, LibreNMS, Password Manager and AD/LDAP. Also, the license now includes 20, instead of 10 support tickets.
  • HostBill All-inclusive Edition – According to HostBill, this is the most powerful and most flexible edition. This edition not only includes all available web hosting modules, all available apps, all available client portals and order pages but also 100 support tickets. From now on, the All-inclusive Edition also comes with additional license for testing.
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